GABQ wrote:i recently downloaded the AVG antivirus for linux to test it on my PC and try to use the antivirus on windows from my linuxmint6
I guess I really should have very carefully interpreted that statement, but you could have corrected the obvious misinterpretation any time within the last 5 or six posts about Linux operations and avg anti-virus program..
how do i scan my windows "c:/"
GABQ wrote:I installed the package the "nautilus-clamscan" but [color=navyhow do i scan my windows "c:/".[/color]
I want to scan my windows through my linux, thats what im tryin to do
Not from Linux, it is not a general purpose anti-virus scanner, and it is not a windows program, so it will not run against or on a windows OS..I want to scan my windows through my linux, thats what im tryin to do
OH, well there will be no general OS anti-virus software available in Linux that will scan a windows OS
Not only will the next windows 7 come with a free anti-virus application, but the current anti-virus vendors Symantec, mcafee will likely all have updated products available..
ClamAV is only for scanning mail that might be coming from windows, since that is where most of the virus congregate..http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/51 ... 22863.html
If you're looking for an open source virus scanner, check out ClamAV, which ships with most Linux distributions. ClamAV scans for viruses as e-mail arrives.
One open source virus scanner that deserves mentioning is ClamAV. You can plug ClamAV directly into e-mail servers, and it will scan for viruses as the e-mail arrives--before it's delivered to users' mailboxes. It also performs routine scans on files that are served up to Windows clients via Samba sharing. ClamAV even has plugins for scanning files on the fly as they are accessed via Samba.